la beckwith. a man who had been tried twice for the murder of edgars. >> the fbi scared me. yeah. they told me we think you're crazy. you're not going to be welcomed. and we can't help you. >> did the fbi give you someone to call? >> yes. well, they said all we can give you are some phone numbers. all throughout mississippi we have agents. nobody knows of them. if they find out, they'll kill these people. >> in 1965 when frank de felitta and his crew came to greenwood, mississippi, the color line was pretty obvious. it was the railroad tracks. blacks lived on that side. whites over here. >> wherever people gather in mississippi -- >> while the whites frank encountered were gracious, he said most defended the state's tradition of racial segregation. >> it's difficult for me to understand why the entire country is so intent on integrating our schools. >> gather these community leaders together and they were quite candid with you. >> yeah. >> when a plantation owner had a colored person who had worked for him for a number of years, had gotten too old for a day in the field, he didn'